Court addresses domicile (or "residency") in context of probate hearing related to North Carolina death
This week the Court of Appeals declined summary disposition sought by the Personal Representative of the Estate of Aaron Loreso Dorsey. Dorsey died in North Carolina, and the mother of his child sought to intervene in the management of his Wayne County Probate Estate and the North Carolina wrongful death action. The P.R. had appealed the Probate Court's decision to grant the mother Co-PR status and refusing to grant summary disposition with regard to Dorsey's domicile at the time of his death. The Court of Appeals upheld this outcome, noting that residency involves significant evidence of intent and should be decided by the factfinder after all the facts are heard.